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    Uh Martin.....

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    Boat crashes into Ruskin beach bar


    Posted: Feb 23, 2015 5:10 PM ESTUpdated: Feb 23, 2015 6:08 PM ESTBy: FOX 13 Tampa Bay StaffCONNECT











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    TAMPA (FOX 13) -Emergency crews are on the scene of a boat accident at a south Hillsborough waterfront bar.

    One person is reportedly injured after the crash near the Sunset Grille, which is on Tampa Bay in Ruskin.

    The view from SkyFOX shows a large boat apparently ran up the beach and into the building.

    Crews are having a hard time reaching the victim because of structural damage to the building.

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    Quadruple 300/350's. What could possibly go wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary View Post
    Quadruple 300/350's. What could possibly go wrong?

    That was my thought exactly
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    One more engine he could have made it through the building
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    Reminds me of this



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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter NJ View Post
    One more engine he could have made it through the building
    Man, when you need a drink, you need a drink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary View Post
    Quadruple 300/350's. What could possibly go wrong?
    Not much - until you add alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    Not much - until you add alcohol.
    i can assure you without a shred of doubt that the vast majority of these idiots DO NOT need alcohol to do that.....
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    RUSKIN — As fog shrouded the coastline Monday, a 39-foot boat crashed into the shore in front of the Sunset Grille in Little Harbor, sliding across a broad beach and splintering part of the restaurant.
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    The collision happened around 5 p.m. There were minor injuries reported, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman said. Seven people were on the boat and one was taken to the hospital.
    The person driving the boat "just kept going straight and never turned,'' said witness Bob Schafer, 50, an ironworker visiting from Pennsylvania with his wife Jackie Schafer. The couple were fishing on the pier in front of the restaurant when they saw the boat approach. Then it disappeared in the fog and they could only hear the crash.
    Jessica Haedrich, 12, described it as "something shattering, like plastic crunching."
    She and her sister, Alyssa Haedrich, 15, had just arrived from Duluth, Minn., with their family and were walking through the parking lot, exploring. One minute, there was a blank wall of fog. The next, there was a boat mowing through the sand and slicing into the building.
    The sisters ran onto the beach and saw kayaks smashed, chairs flipped. There were dark scrapes in the sand and a hole in the roof line where the boat's antennae had punched through.
    The four-engine boat was traveling 40 to 50 mph, said Nacole Revette, a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokeswoman. She said firefighters shored the restaurant roof so they could remove the injured passenger safely. While authorities wrapped a perimeter of yellow tape around the restaurant, one boater drove the injured passenger to the hospital.
    No alcohol was suspected. The fog appeared to be a major factor in the crash, said Baryl Martin, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman. The boaters' names were not released. An investigation is ongoing, Martin said.
    About an hour after the crash, the scene cleared. The fog grew heavier and darker around the shoreline, and the boat, named SeaVee, sat alone inside the restaurant, where it was expected to remain until Tuesday morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike R View Post
    That was my thought exactly
    Yup. LOL

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    Like I said......
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    Just as a matter of curiousity...what possible benefit (other than bragging rights) do you gain w FOUR engines?

    Two, I get. The ocean is the ocean and I wanna get home, too.

    But 4?

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    And look what's on top of his roof......a radar antennae


    100 bucks to a buck says he had no clues how to even turn it on never mind tune it in
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCFred View Post
    Just as a matter of curiousity...what possible benefit (other than bragging rights) do you gain w FOUR engines?

    Two, I get. The ocean is the ocean and I wanna get home, too.

    But 4?
    a fool and his money......let me put it in perspective here .....he has around 1400 hp on a lightweight center consol boat .....my boat is longer, wider and significantly heavier then that one ....I have two corvette engines delivering 700 HP and she will scream and haul ass if I need her too ( which I don't......ever ).......that's a ridiculous amount of power on that boat and the fuel consumption is probably insane
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike R View Post
    And look what's on top of his roof......a radar antennae


    100 bucks to a buck says he had no clues how to even turn it on never mind tune it in
    A tragic irony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary View Post
    A tragic irony.

    an irony we see in spades every single summer
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    I ain't as experienced as some of you. But, I've been known to "huddle" the coast in deep fawg and lay in as "knowledgeable" doofusses went screamin' by while chattering on the radio about having a "clear drive by radar". Full throttle with bigarse engines. I have heard the big thump in the fog shortly afterwards. I'm still here.
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    My niece and her two little girls ate at that restaurant with their grandparents just two weeks ago. Strange happenings in Florida yesterday. We had a dead naked man with a gunshot wound wash up right in front of our condos in Jupiter yesterday. Cops on beach the whole day. Who knows if they will ever figure this one out!

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    The collision happened around 5 p.m. There were minor injuries reported, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman said. Seven people were on the boat and one was taken to the hospital.
    The person driving the boat "just kept going straight and never turned,'' said witness Bob Schafer, 50, an ironworker visiting from Pennsylvania with his wife Jackie Schafer. The couple were fishing on the pier in front of the restaurant when they saw the boat approach. Then it disappeared in the fog and they could only hear the crash.

    Jessica Haedrich, 12, described it as "something shattering, like plastic crunching."
    She and her sister, Alyssa Haedrich, 15, had just arrived from Duluth, Minn., with their family and were walking through the parking lot, exploring. One minute, there was a blank wall of fog. The next, there was a boat mowing through the sand and slicing into the building.
    The sisters ran onto the beach and saw kayaks smashed, chairs flipped. There were dark scrapes in the sand and a hole in the roof line where the boat's antennae had punched through.
    The four-engine boat was traveling 40 to 50 mph, said Nacole Revette, a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokeswoman. She said firefighters shored the restaurant roof so they could remove the injured passenger safely. While authorities wrapped a perimeter of yellow tape around the restaurant, one boater drove the injured passenger to the hospital.
    No alcohol was suspected. The fog appeared to be a major factor in the crash, said Baryl Martin, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman. The boaters' names were not released. An investigation is ongoing, Martin said.
    About an hour after the crash, the scene cleared. The fog grew heavier and darker around the shoreline, and the boat, named SeaVee, sat alone inside the restaurant, where it was expected to remain until Tuesday morning.

    50 miles per hour in the fog? Who needs alcohol?

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    I wonder if the driver suffered a heart attack/stroke or some such? Difficult to explain otherwise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCFred View Post
    I wonder if the driver suffered a heart attack/stroke or some such? Difficult to explain otherwise...
    oh please...spare me ......

    really??????

    a few years ago we had a guy stick the gas pump nozzle in a rod holder instead of the fuel fill .......if his automatic bilge pump wires weren't insulated well he would have blown us all to kingdom come as he put 200 gallons of gas in his bilge .....as it was we needed to close the marina for a few hours and deploy Fire department, coast guard, and DEP to deal with it all

    last week an Australian father and son bought a sail boat on EBay in Rhode Island with zero sailing experience and left for an 8000 mile journey right into the teeth of a blizzard, which required a very risky Coast Guard rescue at sea.....the boat sunk

    I got a few hundred more stories if you d like

    and you really wonder how this happened ????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike R View Post
    oh please...spare me ......

    really??????

    a few years ago we had a guy stick the gas pump nozzle in a rod holder instead of the fuel fill .......if his automatic bilge pump wires weren't insulated well he would have blown us all to kingdom come as he put 200 gallons of gas in his bilge .....as it was we needed to close the marina for a few hours and deploy Fire department, coast guard, and DEP to deal with it all

    last week an Australian father and son bought a sail boat on EBay in Rhode Island with zero sailing experience and left for an 8000 mile journey right into the teeth of a blizzard, which required a very risky Coast Guard rescue at sea.....the boat sunk

    I got a few hundred more stories if you d like

    and you really wonder how this happened ????????
    Yeah, I saw the sailboat story...allegedly, you could see light thru the transom...

    Lots of single operator vehicle crashes are HA or stroke related. I just find it tough to believe that someone would be clueless enough to run full bore thru the FOG onto a beach...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCFred View Post
    I just find it tough to believe that someone would be clueless enough to run full bore thru the FOG onto a beach...

    Believe it .....My buddy who is the U.S. Towboat rep in P Town works overtime on foggy days pulling boats off both Race Pt and Long Pt .....

    I m petrified fishing out on foggy days in high season ....especially the unpredicted ones .......because I kniw there are essentially gasoline loaded missles all around me.....unguided....rogue.....

    Some of them really truly have no clue...none....zero ...nada.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike R View Post
    oh please...spare me ......

    really??????

    a few years ago we had a guy stick the gas pump nozzle in a rod holder instead of the fuel fill .......if his automatic bilge pump wires weren't insulated well he would have blown us all to kingdom come as he put 200 gallons of gas in his bilge .....as it was we needed to close the marina for a few hours and deploy Fire department, coast guard, and DEP to deal with it all

    last week an Australian father and son bought a sail boat on EBay in Rhode Island with zero sailing experience and left for an 8000 mile journey right into the teeth of a blizzard, which required a very risky Coast Guard rescue at sea.....the boat sunk

    I got a few hundred more stories if you d like

    and you really wonder how this happened ????????
    Mike,

    I am sure you know the later story happened off of Nantucket which resulted in putting Coast Guard folks in harms way. What is up with these idiots who put others lives at risk? KR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reed View Post
    Mike,

    I am sure you know the later story happened off of Nantucket which resulted in putting Coast Guard folks in harms way. What is up with these idiots who put others lives at risk? KR
    I'm starting to think user fees might be the way to go for crap like this.

    Gonna be an idiot, on a mountain or in the ocean?

    Pay for rescue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCFred View Post
    I'm starting to think user fees might be the way to go for crap like this.

    Gonna be an idiot, on a mountain or in the ocean?

    Pay for rescue.
    works for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCFred View Post
    I'm starting to think user fees might be the way to go for crap like this.

    Gonna be an idiot, on a mountain or in the ocean?

    Pay for rescue.
    Same thing for people that insist on surfing before a hurricane.

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    I was in Newport the day the Ebay boat left. People were horrified. Is it possible for the Coast Guard to "arrest" a boat leaving in conditions and circumstances that can only end badly? That was the disgusted suggestion of many who watched this unfold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosemary View Post
    I was in Newport the day the Ebay boat left. People were horrified. Is it possible for the Coast Guard to "arrest" a boat leaving in conditions and circumstances that can only end badly? That was the disgusted suggestion of many who watched this unfold.

    Not only is it possible but it's what happens a lot.....unfortunately though only in summer season ......Coasties have numerous patrol boats doing "safety checks" and if the boat fails it is escorted back to the Dock or mooring it came from and its registration is pulled ....but the checks are random so someone can slip through the cracks ....however the Coasties are good at knowing "the look" of a boat who should not be offshore and targets them
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    The guy driving the boat was a licensed charter captain with what seems to be a bad reputation. The boat was not his. I drove over the Skyway bridge that afternoon (about 5:15 pm) on my way home from work and the fog was horrible. They even closed the Port of Tampa for awhile it got so bad.

    As to the four 300 hp outboards, I was at the Miami boat show two weeks ago and this is becoming the norm, especially in Florida. Mercury now has 350 and 400 hp outboards , and a new company, Seven Marine, has 557 and 627 hp outboards.

    http://mercuryracing.com/outboards/engines/verado-400r/

    http://www.seven-marine.com/

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